Post # 1
I spent the day looking around Macy’s, BBB, and Crate n Barrel… and am feeling disappointed with the lack of eco-friendly options!
We’d like to register for eco-friendly, made in USA or fair trade products.
Any recommendations for good companies? We need kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom items.
Post # 3
bump – I have the same question!! I’ve looked at Viva Terra but they don’t have everything we are looking for so what are some other stores?
Post # 4
I’m not sure what the home productions selection is like these days, but perhaps ten thousand villages?
Post # 5
FI and I are registering on Amazon, since we’re able to pick from a very wide range of items. We’re registering for Fiestaware (still made in the US!), Anchor-Hocking glassware (ditto), and are looking at the “American Kitchen” range of pots and pans (made in Wisconsin- some Pyrex items still are as well).
We’re ending up with more made in the USA items than specifically eco-friendly ones (a label I’m wary of anyway), and figure that choosing long-wearing, high quality items with as little plastic and nonstick finishes as possible is our best bet. I’ve been able to find quite a few items by searching within a department using “made in USA” as a search term. For some items Amazon is fantastic, since there’s many detailed reviews… but others are from unknown brands with no reviews at all and a seller with a short history and high shipping fees. I’d say it takes more research than BB&B, C&B and the like. Overall, we’re pretty happy.